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GCSE Chemistry Topic 7 Carboxylic Acids

If a compound containing a carboxylic acid function group is reacted with a metal, will there be effervescence in the reaction?
i would assume so since a metal and and acid would produce metal salt and hydrogen
but i think it would be a rather slow reaction since carboxylic acid is a weak acid
Original post by thesun123
i would assume so since a metal and and acid would produce metal salt and hydrogen
but i think it would be a rather slow reaction since carboxylic acid is a weak acid

thanks :smile: how would you name the salt produced in the reaction? e.g. if the carboxylic acid was ethanoic acid?
(edited 1 year ago)
found this online - i hope it helps
honestly i never actually learnt or came across the name of the salt so i dont think we have to in gcse but maybe for a level?

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